W R Mainds' watercolour sketch of Union Court in Piggers' Close, 1891.
The narrow close connected High Street with Rottenrow. The higgledy-piggledy arrangemment of houses crowded together here is typical of the way in which city centre backcourts were often filled with new buildings.
Reference: Sp Coll Bh12-x.3
Glasgow University Library, Special Collections
alleys, back stairs, backcourts, closes, courtyards, houses, Piggers Close, slums, tenements